United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014
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All 18 Illinois seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 12 6

The 2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to elect the 18 U.S. Representatives from the state of Illinois, one from each of the state's 18 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the elections of other federal and state offices, including Governor of Illinois and United States Senate.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district includes a portion of Chicago as well as all or parts of the nearby suburbs of Alsip, Crestwood, Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Mokena and Elwood.[1] The incumbent is Democrat Bobby Rush, who has represented the district since 1993. He was re-elected with 74% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+28.

Jimmy Lee Tillman III, a son of former Chicago Alderman Dorothy Tillman, is the Republican nominee.[2]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jimmy Lee Tillman III 17,188 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bobby Rush 47,627 100%

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Robin Kelly, who has represented the district after being elected with 71% of the vote in a special election in April 2013. The district has a PVI of D+29.

Marcus Lewis, a postal worker who ran as an Independent candidate for the seat in 2012 and in the special election; and Charles Rayburn, who finished fifteenth in the Democratic primary for the seat in the special election, both challenged Kelly in the Democratic primary. Kelly won the primary.[4]

Eric Wallace, who finished second in the Republican primary for the seat in the special election, is the Republican nominee.[4][5]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Wallace 16,096 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robin Kelly 40,286 100%

District 3[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Dan Lipinski, who has represented the district since 2005. He was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+5.

Sharon Brannigan, a Palos Township Trustee; and Diane Harris, a Will County Republican precinct committeewoman, sought the Republican nomination to challenge Lipinski.[6] Brannigan won the primary and became the Republican nominee.[7]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sharon Brannigan 18,358 62.67%
Republican Diane Harris 10,937 37.33%
Totals 29,295 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Lipinski 28,883 100%

District 4[edit]

The 4th district includes portions of Chicago as well as all or parts of the nearby suburbs of Cicero, Berwyn, Riverside, North Riverside, Brookfield, La Grange Park, Hillside, Berkeley, Stone Park and Melrose Park.[8] The incumbent is Democrat Luis Gutiérrez, who has represented the 2nd district since 1993. He was re-elected with 83% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+29.

Alexandra Eidenberg, a small business advocate, and Jorge Zavala, a diplomatic agent for the Consulate General of Mexico, challenged Gutiérrez in the Democratic primary. Gutiérrez won the primary.[9][10]

The district's Republican nominee is Hector Concepcion, the executive director for the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce.[5]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Gutiérrez 21,625 74.34%
Democratic Alexandra Eidenberg 4,796 16.49%
Democratic Jorge Zavala 2,670 9.18%
Totals 29,091 100%
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hector Concepcion 6,637 100%

District 5[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Mike Quigley, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+16.

Frederick White was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Quigley.[6] On December 20, 2013, White withdrew from the race.[11]

Nancy Wade, a community activist and schoolteacher who ran as the Green Party nominee in 2012, is running again.[6] No Republican candidate filed to run in the district.[12]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frederick White 21 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Quigley 26,364 100%
Green primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Nancy Wade 153 100%

District 6[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Peter Roskam, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+4.

Michael Mason, a retired postal manager, is the Democratic nominee.[13]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Roskam 65,332 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Mason 8,615 100%

District 7[edit]

The 7th district includes portions of Chicago as well as all or parts of the nearby suburbs of Cicero, Berwyn, Riverside, North Riverside, Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Maywood, Broadview and Westchester.[14] The incumbent is Democrat Danny K. Davis, who has represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected with 85% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+36.

Dan Roche challenged Davis in the Democratic primary.[6]

Robert Bumpers is the Republican nominee.[6]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Bumpers 7,289 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Danny K. Davis 43,061 100%

District 8[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 55% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Joe Walsh. The district has a PVI of D+8.

Manju Goel, a healthcare consultant, and Larry Kaifesh, a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, sought the Republican nomination to challenge Duckworth. Kaifesh won the primary.[15][16]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Kaifesh 24,657 71.50%
Republican Manju Goel 9,827 28.50%
Totals 34,484 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tammy Duckworth 10,661 100%

District 9[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Jan Schakowsky, who has represented the district since 1999. She was re-elected with 66% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of D+15.

Susanne Atanus and David Earl Williams III were seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Schakowsky.[17] Atanus won the primary, with 15,412 (52.4%) votes.[18]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susanne Atanus 15,575 52.40%
Republican David Earl Williams III 14,148 47.60%
Totals 29,723 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky 31,576 100%

District 10[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Brad Schneider, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 51% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Robert Dold. The district has a PVI of D+8.

Former U.S. Representative Bob Dold, who represented the district from 2011 to 2013, is the Republican nominee.[19]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Dold 32,124 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Schneider 11,945 100%

District 11[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Bill Foster, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 14th district from 2008 to 2011. He was elected with 59% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Judy Biggert. The district has a PVI of D+8.

Republican primary[edit]

Grundy County Board member Chris Balkema, radio talk show host Ian Bayne, businessman Bert Miller, Craig Robbins and State Representative Darlene Senger all sought the Republican nomination to challenge Foster.[20][21][22]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darlene Senger 13,290 36.89%
Republican Chris Balkema 12,024 33.37%
Republican Bert Miller 9,460 25.26%
Republican Ian Bayne 1,253 3.48%
Totals 36,027 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster 12,461 100%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Foster (D)
Darlene
Senger (R)
Undecided
WeAskAmerica* June 2014 842 ± ? 45.9% 40.65% 13.45%
  • * Internal poll for unnamed Republican candidate (not Darlene Senger or Bruce Rauner)

District 12[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat William Enyart, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 52% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Democratic incumbent Jerry Costello. The district has an even PVI.[23]

State Representative Mike Bost is the Republican nominee.[24]

Paula Bradshaw, a nurse and local radio talk show host who ran as the Green Party nominee in 2012, is running again.[25]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bost 33,066 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Enyart 31,015 100%
Green primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Paula Bradshaw 120 100%

District 13[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Rodney L. Davis, who has represented the district since 2013. He was elected with 47% of the vote in 2012, succeeding retiring Republican incumbent Tim Johnson. The district has an even PVI.

Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, identified this district as one of his top targets for 2014.

Republican primary[edit]

Michael Firsching, a veterinarian, and Erika Harold, an attorney who also served as Miss America 2003, challenged Davis in the Republican primary. Firsching ran in the Republican primary for the seat in 2012, losing to then-incumbent Tim Johnson. Harold attempted to replace Johnson on the general election ballot following his retirement announcement, but was passed over for Davis.[26][27]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rodney
Davis
Erika
Harold
Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies^ November 19–21, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 63% 15% 22%
We Ask America October 10, 2013 859 ± 3.34% 63% 16% 21%
We Ask America June 10, 2013 1,178 ± 2.86% 54% 16% 30%
  • ^ Internal poll for Rodney Davis campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rodney Davis 27,816 54.63%
Republican Erika Harold 20,951 41.15%
Republican Michael Firsching 2,147 4.22%
Totals 50,914 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Ann Callis, a former Madison County Chief Judge; George Gollin, a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; and David Green, a policy analyst at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, all sought the Democratic nomination. Callis won the primary.[28][29][30] Bill Byrnes, a school bus driver, had also planned to run but ultimately withdrawn from the race.[27] Champaign City Councilman Paul Faraci; State Senator Mike Frerichs; David Gill, a physician and four-time Democratic nominee; Chris Koos, the Mayor of Normal; and, Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz, declined to run.[31][32]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ann
Callis
George
Gollin
David
Green
Undecided
We Ask America March 2014 1,136 ± 2.91% 41% 25% 7% 27%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ann Callis 17,322 54.65%
Democratic George Gollin 9,935 31.35%
Democratic David Green 4,438 14.00%
Totals 31,695 100%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rodney
Davis (R)
Ann
Callis (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 7–8, 2013 738 ± ? 40% 35% 25%

District 14[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Randy Hultgren, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+5.

Dennis Anderson, a public health researcher who unsuccessfully challenged Hultgren as the Democratic nominee in 2012, and John J. Hosta, a businessman, sought the Democratic nomination to challenge Hultgren.[33][34]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Hultgren 57,665 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Anderson 5,184 65.83%
Democratic John J. Hosta 2,691 34.17%
Totals 7,875 100%

District 15[edit]

The incumbent is Republican John Shimkus, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 19th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 20th district from 1997 to 2003. He was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+14.[35]

Eric Thorsland, a farmer, is the Democratic nominee.[36]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Shimkus 66,453 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Thorsland 17,108 100%

District 16[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Adam Kinzinger, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 11th district from 2011 to 2013. He was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+4.

David Hale, a nurse and founder of the Rockford Tea Party, challenged Kinzinger in the Republican primary.[37]

Randall Olsen, a retired X-ray technician and Air Force veteran, is the Democratic nominee.[38]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adam Kinzinger 56,593 78.44%
Republican David Hale 15,558 21.56%
Totals 72,151 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Randall Olsen 12,077 100%

District 17[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat Cheri Bustos, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 53% of the vote in 2012, defeating Republican incumbent Bobby Schilling. The district has a PVI of D+7.

Former U.S. Representative Bobby Schilling, who represented the district from 2011 to 2013 and was defeated by Bustos in the 2012 election, is the district's Republican nominee.[39][40]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bobby Schilling 41,063 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheri Bustos 21,923 100%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Cheri
Bustos (D)
Bobby
Schilling (R)
Undecided
WeAskAmerica September 2013 1,496 ± 2.7% 45% 44% 11%

District 18[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Aaron Schock, who has represented the district since 2009. He was elected with 74% of the vote in 2012 and the district has a PVI of R+11.

Rob Mellon, a schoolteacher and Army veteran, and Darrel Miller, a farmer, sought the Democratic nomination to challenge Schock.[41][42]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Aaron Schock 82,412 100%
Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darrel Miller 6,763 54.30%
Democratic Rob Mellon 5,692 45.70%
Totals 12,455 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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